Welcome to the Anglo-American School of Moscow’s Kindergarten Team Blog.
Here you will find what’s happening in Kindergarten classrooms, student work and much more.
Please check back often and feel free to leave us a message with your ideas, links and good thoughts.
“We believe that Kindergarteners are unique individuals, with a natural curiosity, who come to school with their own experiences and knowledge.They are competent, enthusiastic learners, thriving to create meaning from the world around them. We believe Kindergartners learn and establish relationships better in a playful environment. One that allows them to explore and pose problems independently and at their pace. Children have different needs, interests and competencies, and understand the world around them through experimentation. They constantly revisit and revise their learning in view of their new experiences. We believe that Kindergartners are sensible and need to be valued, loved and accepted.”
● central idea
Experimenting and exploring artistic tools and mediums provide opportunities for self- expression.
● What lines of inquiry will define the scope of the inquiry into the central idea?
- Creativity through experimentation toward self-expression
- Different tools and mediums
- Connections between tools, mediums and the artist’s expression
Dear parents, teachers, and AAS community members,
The Kindergarten students and teachers are calling for your expertise. Our next Unit of Inquiry, “How We Express Ourselves”, is starting after February break and its central idea is
“Experimenting and exploring artistic tools and mediums provide opportunities for self expression.”
The emphasis is on the exploration with different artistic tools, mediums and methods and the fact that the arts are a platform for self-expression.
This is a rather abstract concept for Kindergartners and we would like to expose them to examples of various artists who could share their passion and the reason for their art.
If you consider yourself an artist in any area and with any level of expertise, and want to share your passion with the students, or if you want to share how art makes you feel and how it helps you express yourself, please email Julie Villers (email@example.com) and we will arrange a time for you to come meet our Kindergartners.
Examples of presentations are: a demonstration or explanation of your art, a mentoring session where you teach the children your art, the reason why you decided to become an artist, a reason why this type of art helps you express yourself,etc…
Thank you in advance
The Kindergarten team
Here is a snapshot of the different activities around the number 100 that we did today.
Dear Kinder Families,
You received your child’s report card last Friday afternoon. The email that you received with the report did not clarify the difference in the structure between our Early Years reports and those for students in grades 1-5. We apologize for any confusion.
The report should provide you with a meaningful picture of your child’s learning at school. You will note that in place of linear scales, your child’s teachers have written comments that share your child’s growth. If you have questions about your child’s learning, please contact her or his teacher.
Elementary School Principal
The Anglo-American School of Moscow
Office: +7 (495) 231-4488 x 13210
On Friday Kindergarten participated in a village to review our De-Bugging strategies as well as discuss ways we can show others we care about them.
Here is the presentation we made.
A Message From The ES Office:
We do hope that you all had a wonderful holiday? With the beginning of the New Year, we thought it would be a good time for a reminder of our attendance policy. We believe that children should be at school, when healthy, in order to take full advantage of the rich learning opportunities that are facilitated by teachers and peers. Attendance is continuously monitored. The faculty and principals will review the progress of students who are frequently absent. According to Board policy, students should not be absent more than 18 days a year.
Please, note the following points:
- Extensive absences may prevent promotion to the next grade level or result in withdrawal from AAS.
- If a student is well enough to attend school, it is school policy that he/she should attend P.E which includes swimming classes and skating, as well as going outside for outdoor recesses, unless parents send a doctor’s note stating otherwise and our health office confirms it.
Please let the ES Office know if you have any questions.
The ES Admin Team
Dear parents of Kindergarteners,
We have two fish tanks with fish in them and 1 tank with 2 turtles in our discovery room that need a good home. Feel free to go check them out.
Here are pictures too.
If you are interested, please contact Julie Villers: firstname.lastname@example.org